First what is an elitist program. An elitist is someone that is rich so an elitist program is when people are using a lot of money for things. My answer to this question in the tidal is no. Booker T. Washington was not rich but there were a lot of rich people helping him and he was a hard worker. Hard workers are better than rich people, but you can be both by getting rich by hard work. Washington became rich by generous donations and that made his school successful. Because Washington was a hard worker he taught the kids to be hard workers too.